Richardson ferals strike woman in taxi

johnboy 5 October 2012 6

ACT Policing is warning the community of the dangers of throwing objects at vehicles following an incident in Richardson overnight, in which a 48-year-old woman was injured.

Around midnight (Thursday, October 4), the woman and her husband were in a taxi travelling along Clift Crescent towards Chisholm when an object was thrown at the taxi, hitting the rear driver’s side door.

A second object was thrown at the taxi, which broke the rear driver’s side window, and hit the woman’s jaw. The taxi driver stopped the vehicle, and reported the incident to police.

The woman was taken to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance Service for treatment of injuries to her jaw. The taxi driver and male passenger were not injured.

South District Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft warned that this type of anti-social behaviour may have potentially tragic repercussions.

“Throwing objects at vehicles is not only reckless behaviour, but could lead to a driver losing control of their vehicle, resulting in a tragedy on our roads,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw suspicious activity in Richardson overnight to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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6 Responses to Richardson ferals strike woman in taxi
Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 1:39 pm 06 Oct 12

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scorpio63 scorpio63 12:59 pm 06 Oct 12

Three major incidents along Clift Crescent in Richardson involving rock and object throwing at both buses and vehicles requires parents of juveniles to monitor their kids of an afternoon and night, if not they, the parents are liable for all damage caused by their underaged offspring.

One of the most effective ways to deliver this message by the A.F.P media is through the Chronicle, Canberra Times, R.A, 106.3, 104.7 and include it in other radio station news items throughout the course of a week during school holidays.

reepy reepy 11:47 pm 05 Oct 12

A few years ago driving along Ashley Dr next to Richardson at 80kmph, some little f–cker popped up next to the guard rail and lobbed a rock at my car. It hit half a centimetre above the windscreen. I came to a screeching halt and chased the kid, but he nicked off pretty quickly. I swear if I had caught him…

It must have been pretty bad if it broke a window and hit someone in the jaw. I hope they are OK.

bundah bundah 6:06 pm 05 Oct 12

School holidays,bored teenagers equals stupidity!

dph dph 5:12 pm 05 Oct 12

Clift Crescent, Canberra’s version of Flint, Michigan.

Conan of Cooma Conan of Cooma 2:11 pm 05 Oct 12

They were probably aiming for the driver.

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